46 years old and I am looking into a treatment for a double chin and jowls. Does Kybella work? Or Lipo or neck lift? (photo)
Doctor Answers 15
Treatment for double chin and jowls
Kybella versus submental liposuction
Kybella or Lipo
Thank you for your question vcampos1. Kybella and liposuction are great treatments for the double chin, or submental fullness. Amazing results can be seen with both treatments so it is important to understand the differences. Liposuction is an invasive surgical procedure. There is a longer recovery time and you will need to wear a band around the neck for a couple of weeks. The results are seen quickly and can be very impressive. Kybella is the first FDA-approved non-surgical injectable treatment for the double chin. There is swelling for about a week; this is the most common side effect. Two to four treatments are required and results are seen much more slowly. This is the information we provide patients so that they are educated and able to make the best choice for them. Please consult with a doctor for specific recommendations. Good luck!
You might also like...
Kybella/Belkyra vs Ultherapy vs Chin Lift
Kybella or Belkyra is an injection that dissolves fat. Ultherapy is ultrasound technology designed to tighten the skin by stimulating your natural collagen production. Lipo Lift or submental liposuction is surgical procedure with substantial downtime. We encourage clients to meet with your Physician to determine which procedure is right for you.
Double Chin and Jowls
Kybella vs submental lipo
Treatment for double chin and jowls.
Submental Fat Reduction
Dr. Daniel Ritacca
Double Chin Treatment
The jowl area is a unique area that must be handled properly otherwise the face can be distorted. This area can be handled at the same time, but the surgeon must be skilled in the approach.
Kybella is now a non-surgical treatment which is very effective and may work for you.
Liposuction can be performed under local anesthesia and also, give great results.
The neck lift procedure is a surgical procedure that yields the best result and can eliminate the jowls at the same time. Please look at the surgeon's results to determine which procedure will give you the best result.
A proper examination would be the best to determine which one would work best for you.
46 years old and I am looking into a treatment for a double chin and jowls. Does Kybella work? Or Lipo or neck lift?
There are several different options for the neck and excess fatty tissue.
Liposuction is designed to physically remove the fat through well placed, camouflaged incisions. In patients under age 35 the skin will have enough elasticity to tighten back up and not need any further treatment. This is useful for both the lower cheeks and the neck area.
Kybella is an injection of a material that dissolves fat. It is performed in the office in about 15 minutes. It usually takes at least 2 and up to 4 treatments with swelling after each treatment that improves in a few days. It is only approved for the double chin area.
SmartLipo will use an approach just like regular liposuction but instead of using a device that suctions and removes the fat, it uses lasers to dissolve the fat. The proposed added benefit over traditional liposuction is that it leads to better skin tightening, but whether that is takes place is something we can discuss. It may have less bruising than standard liposuction as well.
CoolSculpting is another fat removal device. It uses a suction followed by the application of cold temperatures to kill the fat cells over 35 minutes (or an hour if the old hand pieces are being used). This does not use any injections or incisions compared to the other treatment options above.
The gold standard treatment will be a combination of liposuction and a neck lift to help with the full neck. This does have downtime and a recovery period from surgery which needs to be considered.
As far as what you should choose, that is a decision you should make with the guidance of a facial plastic surgeon. In the right hands and for the right patient, these can call be good treatment options.
I hope this helps and good luck.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.